Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

October 21, 2013 9 comments

Sunday night’s dinner came together very quickly, which was exactly what I was hoping for. I promised myself this weekend would be all about relaxing, catching up on the one million errands I had to do, and just straight up chilling. It ended up being all about the one million errands I had to do. Where the hell did the time go? So by 5PM on Sunday night, all I […]

Homemade Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

October 14, 2013 7 comments
Homemade Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Warning: This ain’t people food. Eat at your own risk (kinda). These biscuits are made from all human ingredients — just made for doggie taste buds. I tried them. You won’t like them. But your dogs (or your friend’s dogs) totally will! (Yes – I ate a dog biscuit, because as I said before you always must taste test before serving). I have two little slobbering taste testers at home with me right […]

My Favorite Protein Pancakes

October 8, 2013 18 comments
My Favorite Protein Pancakes

I am a MAJOR breakfast advocate. If you’re my friend (or my mom!) and you’ve told me that you tend to skip breakfast, I have most likely given you a “YOU NEED TO EAT BREAKFAST” speech. They’re not kidding when they say it is the most important meal of the day, people. Besides, if you eat a healthy breakfast, you are more likely to start your day on a healthy track […]

Fall Sweet Potato Cookies

October 3, 2013 4 comments
Fall Sweet Potato Cookies

I really want you to trust me on this one. I am fully aware of how weird these cookies sound. I am telling you to put sweet potatoes into cookies. It’s completely bizarre. I get it. But hey, we’ve done weirder things before: put black beans in brownies. Avocados in our smoothies. (Ahem, maybe that is just me…) When I told Travis he was coming home to cookies made with […]

Almond Butter and Flax Seed Granola

September 30, 2013 3 comments
Almond Butter and Flax Seed Granola

If we were to play word association with the word “granola,” I guarantee one of the first words to be thrown around would be “healthy.” But the sad reality is, that just ain’t true. So many packages of granola and even homemade versions are so loaded with sugar and other junk, that those poor little oats go from wholesome and nutritious to just plain unhealthy. I will refrain from giving […]

Spiced Roasted Almonds

September 24, 2013 7 comments
Spiced Roasted Almonds

I hate how quickly retailers try to make us forget summer. The stores were filled with Halloween decorations weeks ago and soon they will be shoving those out to make room for the holiday decorations. Before we know it, all we will see is red and pink for Valentine’s Day. Can we SLOW IT DOWN PEOPLE? Here in LA it is still summer weather (well, that’s nothing new) and I […]

Chia Seed Protein Bars

September 21, 2013 23 comments
Chia Seed Protein Bars

I’ve been on a real Chia Seed kick for the last year. I put these little guys in everything – yogurt, overnight oats, and now I make protein bars with them, too! If you have never had chia seeds, or you’ve seen them in the store and are hesitant to try them, here are a few things that may sway you: – They are a great source of healthy fats, […]

Carrots with Raisins and Toasted Walnuts

September 16, 2013 7 comments
Carrots with Raisins and Toasted Walnuts

Holy cow, I could eat the whole batch of these carrots. I really could. There would be nothing wrong with that. It’s a perfectly healthy side dish. And if I did I would have super duper vision, right? Or something like that. You have to use your food processor to shred these carrots. Now, I know pulling out that food processor is a big pain. We all complain about it (even […]

Grilled Ground Beef Kebabs (Kofta)

September 4, 2013 3 comments
Grilled Ground Beef Kebabs (Kofta)

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day weekend. I can’t decide what is better – having that extra day to relax OR having a short work week. What do you think? Did you grill this weekend? Ever since we got our new Weber Grill two weeks ago, we have grilled almost every night. We can’t get enough of it! Up until now we haven’t had room for a […]

Turkey Meatballs

August 28, 2013 12 comments
The BEST EVER Turkey Meatballs Recipe l www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Meet Maggie, my new foster dog! Doesn’t she have the sweetest face? She is crazy snuggly (which is my FAVORITE). Because she is so darn cute, Maggie has already been adopted, but we are taking care of her for another week until she is off her medication and all clear to play with other dogs. Like all of our foster dogs, Maggie is very curious about all of the delicious smells coming from the […]